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Date: 31 Oct 2004 06:12:09 -0800
From: fristnospamt.edu (R. Frist)
Subject: Re: Window Switch Problem


"sadieas" <dreasantaganospamhidden>.com> wrote in message news:<9c4f551673cca92712149cb15743b5a7nospamlhost.talkaboutautos.com>... > I am having this same problem but with the front passenger window. The > dealership told me over the phone it would be $286 to replace the entire > switch box, that is kind of pricey! How does one "polish" the contacts? > Is it really difficult? I can try to pry off the switch box with a putty > knife, I have a 99 9-5 SE. THanks! I am not sure how to remove the switchbox in the 9-5. I should check this out as my significant other just acquired a 1999 9-5. Once you open the box by carefully prying the plastic catches or detents its pretty obvious how the rockers work and where the burned areas of the contacts are. A wire brush on a Dremmel tool works well but fine sandpaper will do. I have heard that emery paper should be avoided when working with electrical things because the emery particles conduct electricity. While you have the box open it is easy to replace any burned out lamp with a 60ma 12 volt "grain of rice" lamp from Radio Shack (requires a smidgen of solder.) Good luck.

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